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Oxnard man loses request be removed from gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man who fought to remove his name from a list of gang members targeted by an injunction remains bound by terms of the court order.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 5, 2005

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Eastie gang linked to al-Qaeda (Boston, MA): A burgeoning East Boston-based street gang made up of alleged rapists and machete-wielding robbers has been linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, prompting Boston police to "turn up the heat" on its members, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

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MS-13 made mark with blood (Boston, MA): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, originated in El Salvador during the bloody internicene wars that ripped the country apart in the 1980s, according to Boston police intelligence on the gang.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

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Gang link suspected in shooting of five (Sacramento, CA): Sheriff's detectives continued to investigate a shooting Sunday - apparently gang-motivated - that left five men wounded, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 4, 2005

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Another machete attack in Fairfax County (Fairfax County, VA): Police searched Tuesday for suspected gang members in a second machete attack in less than one year in Fairfax County. Like the earlier attack, some of a victim's fingers were severed.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: January 4, 2005

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L.A.'s 1percent homicide drop falls far short of Bratton's goal (Los Angeles, CA): Homicides in Los Angeles decreased for the second year in a row in 2004, but the decline was slight and fell far short of Police Chief William Bratton's goal. The LAPD recorded 511 slayings last year compared with 517 in 2003 - a 1 percent decrease.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 4, 2005

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Most homicides gang-related (Monterey County, CA): The majority of homicides in Monterey County 2004 were tied to gang violence. Whether it was an affiliated gang member, a possible retaliation or a gang-type crime, 23 of the 37 homicides were gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 3, 2005

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Central American gang may have presence in EP (El Paso, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha - a large, ruthless Central American street gang linked to a recent bus massacre in Honduras whose members have been popping up along the Texas-Mexico border - may be making its way to El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 3, 2005

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School officials monitor students for gang activity (Orangeburg County, SC): School officials in Orangeburg County say they are watching and listening for indications of gang activity, as well as taking pre-emptive action to avert problems.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: January 2, 2005

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Gang-related shooting kills teenager, cops say (Northlake, IL): An autopsy Saturday determined that an 18-year-old man was killed in a homicide, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 2, 2005

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Couldn't save son (Brooklyn, NY): Anderson Bercy's family did everything it could to save the young teen. But in the end, all the love, all the talks, all the plans to send Anderson away didn't protect him from the lure of the streets that killed him.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 2, 2005

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Two arrested in fatal Greeley shooting (Greeley, CO): Two men were in custody Friday as suspects in a Greeley murder that may be the city's sixth gang-related homicide in a year. Five previous homicides last year all had connections to gangs.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: January 1, 2005

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Two hit as gang blasts away on T bus (Roxbury, MA): Commuters aboard a crowded MBTA bus in Roxbury were forced to duck bullets yesterday after a gang of thugs jumped aboard at a stop and opened fire, shooting two teenagers in the back, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 1, 2005

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Violent crime inches up in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): When several gang-related murders popped up on Minneapolis' North Side during the usually peaceful winter months, community leaders and residents vehemently voiced their concerns to police officials about the potential for a violent year.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: January 1, 2005

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S.F. slayings soar in '04 (San Francisco, CA): The killing of Zaida Jimenez was a mistake, police say. San Francisco's homicide victim No. 87 was cooking in her kitchen on Tuesday afternoon when she was erroneously targeted by two gun-wielding assailants looking for retribution for a gang-related assassination earlier that day.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 31, 2004

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Feinstein spearheads gang legislation (Los Angeles, CA): To dismantle increasingly violent street gangs operating nationwide, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she'll reintroduce a sweeping package of federal laws modeled after those used to combat organized crime.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 31, 2004

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Portland shooting raises gang concerns (Protland, ME): Portland police worked Thursday to determine who fired several shots after driving into a parking lot at a public housing complex. The shooting at Kennedy Park caused no injuries, but raised concerns among police, city officials and residents about safety in the densely populated section of the Bayside neighborhood.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: December 31, 2004

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Antigang ordinance proposed (Revere City, MA): An increase in gang activity, including the recruitment of school-age children, prompted the recent consideration by the Revere City Council of a proposed antigang ordinance, which would be a first for Revere.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 30, 2004

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State to use grand jury to probe gang drug activity (Columbia, SC): South Carolina’s top prosecutor said Wednesday he will start using the power of the state grand jury to combat gang-related drug activity statewide.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 30, 2004

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Allies in fighting crime (Wichita, KS): For years, Lt. John Speer fought the silence of gangs. Speer, commander of the gang unit for the Wichita Police Department, dealt with people who looked the other way when gang violence.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: December 30, 2004

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